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Hygrophoraceae - Waxy Caps

 

Group: Hygrocybe

 

Hygrocybe Strangulata


Found at Tangoia scenic reserve on September 16, 2000 growing from ground.


Cap:0.5-4cm in diameter. Concave in shape. Bright orange to red in colour with the margin being slightly lighter. Center of the cap becomes depressed with age.


Gills: Same colour as the cap but maybe lighter. Joined to the stem and running down it. Relatively well spaced.


Spore print: white.


Stem: 2-3cm high and 2-5mm thick. Same colour as cap but becoming paler towards the base.
Edibility: Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hygrophorous Versicolor


Found at Lake Waikeramoana on May 11, 2001 at the 15th Annual New Zealand Fungal Foray.Spectacular colours, majestic.


Cap: ~2cm in diameter. Purple in colour.


Stem: Yellow footed and purple towards the top. About 2-3cm long. Cross section purple.


Gills: Perfect white. Attached to stem and running down it.


The whole mushroom is covered in a very slippery layer of jelly.


Habitat: From ground amongst moss.


Edibility: Unknown

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hygrophorous Viridis


Found at Lake Wakeramoana on May 10, 2001 at the 15th Annual New Zealand Fungal Foray.Very attractive small mushroom.


Cap: Slimy, 1-2cm in diameter. Striated, greenish yellow in colour.


Gills: White. Attached to stem and running down it.


Stem 1.5-2cm long. Very slimy and bright green in colour.


Habitat: Grows on wood.


Edibility: Unknown

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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